3020.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Research Ethics in Developing Countries: Voices of investigators and participants and Guidance for IRBs

The purpose of the proposed panel is to provide several perspectives on the ethics of conducting research in developing countries. Recent controversies surrounding HIV perinatal transmission trials has led to increased debate surrounding appropriate methods and interventions for research in resource-poor settings. Little debate thus far has included empirical data, however. This session will explore opinions, experiences, and recommendations from investigators, participants, and those trying to establish IRBs in countries that have never created them previously. There will be four presentations in this session: 1. Reporting of a survey of investigators from developing countries of what ethics issues they have faced in their work and how well existing guidelines work for them; 2. Reporting of a parallel survey with investigators from the U.S. who work in developing countries, examining what ethics issues they have faced and how well guidelines work for them; 3. Reporting of a qualitative study of interviews with research participants in U.S.-funded studies, conducted in developing countries; 4. Reporting of a proposed new set of guidelines for those trying to establish research ethics committees in developing countries
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Adnan Hyder, MD, PhD, MPH
12:30 PMIssues in ethics of research: voices from the developing world
Adnan Ali Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD
12:50 PMExperiences and Attitudes of US Investigators who Work in Developing Countries Regarding Ethics and Human Subjects Guidelines
Nancy E. Kass, ScD, Liza Dawson, PhD, Adnan Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD
1:10 PMDeveloping country research subjects' perceptions of their participation in U.S. funded research projects
Joan E. Atkinson, RN, MPH, Nancy Kass, ScD
1:30 PMBuilding capacities of developing countries for ethical review of research involving human subjects
John H. Bryant, MD
Sponsor:Forum on Bioethics

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA